VANCOUVER — Banda Volpi, recognized for neighbourhood spots Savio Volpe, La Tana and Pepino’s, has unveiled its subsequent chapter — Elio Volpe, a comfortable spot in Cambie Village in Vancouver, impressed by sunny southern Italy — arriving this winter.
The 4,200-sq.-ft. house, a former mechanic’s store, will function 115 seats, an expansive open-air eating room and bar with wrap-around seating. The house is presently being designed by award-winning Ste Marie Studio.
Banda Volpi’s Operations director Jason Cisneros is staffing Elio Volpe’s front-of-house group, whereas culinary director Phil Scarfone is assembling the back-of-house group and a recent new menu of daring and briny flavours, together with squid-ink linguine al granchio e vongole with Dungeness crab and jalapeño; grilled large prawns with salsa verde; and risotto al limone with sea urchin. The menu options native produce, recent pasta, Volpi EVOO and Roman-style pizza.
“The place Savio Volpe is smart and suave, Elio Volpe is younger, carefree and curious,” says Paul Grunberg, who opened Savio Volpe with longtime enterprise accomplice Craig Stanghetta in 2015. “It’s been virtually eight years since opening our first osteria and the journey is as thrilling as ever. Similar to with Savio, this new spot is just a little off the overwhelmed path however a part of the material of an present neighbourhood and exemplifies the perfect of Italian hospitality with a distinctly sunny disposition.”
“Every of our eating places has a definite character and sense of place, and with Elio Volpe, we’re taking cues from Italy’s storied south, with its famed coasts and islands, wealthy historical past, and relaxed way of life,” says Stanghetta, who can be founding father of Ste Marie Studio. “The place Savio is rustic and regional, Elio celebrates the perfect substances from the Pacific Northwest as impressed by il mezzogiorno, the traditional seafaring time period for the wind from the south, now colloquially used to explain that a part of the nation.”